9 days in Marion, Lenoir & Blowing Rock Itinerary

9 days in Marion, Lenoir & Blowing Rock Itinerary

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Marion
— 2 nights
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Lenoir
— 1 day
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Blowing Rock
— 6 nights

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Marion — 2 nights

Marion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Linville Caverns and then explore the stunning scenery at Linville Gorge. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Sweet Betsy Farm and then snap pictures at Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marion trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Marion. June in Marion sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lenoir.
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Lenoir — 1 day

Lenoir is a city in Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States. English Farmstead Cheese has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): experience rural life at English Farmstead Cheese, stroll around McGalliard Falls Park, then walk around T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Wilson Creek.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lenoir road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Marion to Lenoir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Blowing Rock.
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Blowing Rock — 6 nights

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Your list of things to see and do now includes Green Knob Trail, Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen, Blowing Rock Brewery, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Blowing Rock side-trips: Shelton Vineyards (in Dobson), Linville Falls (in Linville Falls) and Emerald Hollow Mine (in Hiddenite). There's lots more to do: explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, hike along Bass Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rough Ridge Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock online travel route planner.

Blowing Rock is just a stone's throw from Lenoir. In June, Blowing Rock is slightly colder than Lenoir - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F.
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